The end-of-bed bench. It’s the place to sit and put on your shoes in the morning before you head out the door. The place that holds a couple of your favorite books and a chunky knit throw for you to pick up whenever you find a spare second to relax.
It's a place to watch TV until you’re tired enough to actually climb into bed and fall asleep for the night. A place to sit and chat with the one you love about how your day went. And hopefully for most it’s a combination of a lot of these things together.
If you have the space, the use of an end-of-bed bench completes the overall feel and look of a bedroom. It’s the icing on the cake really. An end-of-bed bench can really be a pair of ottomans, a settee, a pair of chairs, or even a small sofa. Depending on how you use your space, one option may serve you better than another.
For instance if you’re not one to spend too much time in your bedroom, perhaps a pair of small ottomans or bench will serve you well for a quick place to sit down and put on your shoes. Or if you’re the person that spends time lounging in your bedroom throughout the day, a daybed or chaise at the foot of your bed will accommodate those moments of relaxation.
If you have children, maybe a small sofa or even a minimal seating group at the end of your bed can serve as a place to gather together. So take a look at your space and think of how you use your own bedroom to see what end-of-bed piece will work best for you.
[photos from Home Bunch, Arkpad, Elle Decor, Madeline Stuart]